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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROBIN TROWER/NO MORE WORLDS TO CONQUER

Born in Catford, London, England in 1945, Robin Trower is an iconic guitarist whose career began six decades ago when he formed The Paramounts in 1962. Also featuring vocalist Gary Brooker, the Paramounts split up in 1966, and Trower formed a short-lived group by the name of The Jam (not to be confused with the British Mod trio led by Paul Weller). He reunited with his former Paramounts bandmate Brooker and joined Procol Harum, who [...]

By | April 29th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROBIN TROWER/NO MORE WORLDS TO CONQUER

Support #GRAMMYsOnTheHill Advocacy Day

As some of the nation's smallest of small businesses, music creators need your support. Artists, songwriters, and producers help advance our culture, drive our economy, and unite communities together through their talent and creativity. This Congress, I urge you to stand up for all music makers and ensure a brighter future for America's creative economy. Please pass the Help Independent Tracks Succeed (HITS) Act (S. 752) a bipartisan and bicameral bill with widespread support. The [...]

By | April 27th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Support #GRAMMYsOnTheHill Advocacy Day

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BONNIE RAITT/JUST LIKE THAT…

Bonnie Raitt has absolutely nothing to prove. More than 50 years since the release of her 1971 self-titled debut, she remains one of America’s greatest musical treasures. A critically acclaimed singer and guitarist, she has blended blues, rock, pop, and R&B into an original roots-based sound that is distinctly American and uniquely Bonnie Raitt. Throughout the course of her career, she has won 10 Grammy Awards and one Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, yet she had [...]

By | April 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BONNIE RAITT/JUST LIKE THAT…

CONGRATULATIONS to AMPED™ Distribution’s PIP SMITH for completing the BOSTON MARATHON 2022!

By | April 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on CONGRATULATIONS to AMPED™ Distribution’s PIP SMITH for completing the BOSTON MARATHON 2022!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: UK SUBS/ENDANGERED SPECIES (2CD)

Like the Rock ‘n’ Roll revolution in the 1950s and the British Invasion of the 1960s, Punk Rock changed everything when it kicked down the doors in 1976. Within a year, the musical landscape had been uprooted and replanted with a crop of new groups, new ideals, new energy, and new sounds. In the U.S., the Punk movement was about art, attitude, and teenage rebellion. However, in England, Punk was a way of life. It [...]

By | April 15th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: UK SUBS/ENDANGERED SPECIES (2CD)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FATHER JOHN MISTY/CHLOE AND THE NEXT 20th CENTURY

Acclaimed Indie Folk singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Josh Tillman – born in Rockville, Maryland in 1981 – is better known by his stage name Father John Misty. His early solo career began in 2003 with the release of several self-produced CD-Rs including 2004’s I WILL RETURN and LONG MAY YOU RUN, J. TILLMAN (2006). His album MINOR WORKS was Tillman’s first nationally distributed album and was closely followed by a two CD set that combined the [...]

By | April 8th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FATHER JOHN MISTY/CHLOE AND THE NEXT 20th CENTURY

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEIRUT/ARTIFACTS

Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Beirut originally started as a solo project by singer/songwriter Zach Condon.  Influenced by the music he heard while working in a cinema that showed international films, he decided to create his own music that incorporated elements of those worldly cinematic sounds that inspired him. Condon was also influenced by experiencing this music first-hand while traveling Europe when he was 17 years old, planting even more ideas into his creative mind. [...]

By | April 1st, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BEIRUT/ARTIFACTS

Come see AMPED™ Distribution’s Jocelynn Pryor at Music Biz 2022!

Jocelynn Pryor - AMPED Distribution’s VP of Marketing – will be speaking at @MusicBizAssoc's #MusicBiz2022 conference, happening May 9-12 in Nashville. Join Jocelynn and many others as they discuss the most important topics for the modern music business! See the full agenda & register: musicbiz2022.com Specifically, join AMPED on Tuesday, May 10th at 4PM CT to learn more about physical music product strategy, projections, lead times and the critical pre-book phase of a record. Hear from [...]

By | March 30th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Come see AMPED™ Distribution’s Jocelynn Pryor at Music Biz 2022!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DESTROYER / LABYRINTHITIS

Throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, American Rock critics found it necessary to treat the Canadian music scene like a bad joke. When, where, why, and how Canada become a punchline for music journalists remains a mystery, but our northern neighbors finally had the last laugh. In the last two decades alone, bands like The New Pornographers, Arcade Fire, Bran Van 3000, Death From Above (1979), and Broken Social Scene have achieved great success in the U.S., both critically [...]

By | March 25th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DESTROYER / LABYRINTHITIS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: REJJIE SNOW/BAW BAW BLACK SHEEP

Born in Dublin, Ireland to a Nigerian father and an Irish-Jamaican mother, acclaimed rapper and songwriter Alexander Anyaegbunam is better known by his stage name Rejjie Snow. After attending Belvedere College SJ in Dublin, he relocated to the U.S. to attend Montverde Academy in Florida on a soccer scholarship. He also attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and studied film and design. However, after a semester in Savannah, he left school [...]

By | March 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: REJJIE SNOW/BAW BAW BLACK SHEEP